Subaru with Green and Black Belt Holster
Product Description for Subaru with Green and Black Belt Holster
Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 95609
Blade length: 3.81 in.
Total length: 9.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.25 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 7.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.2 oz.
Blade: Hamaguri-ba and hollow ground OU-31 stain resistant tool steel with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish
Handle: Aircraft grade titanium with a blue anodized, non-reflective disruptive acid finish.
Sheath: Black and green Kydex belt holster
Style: Framelock flipper with caged bearings
Description: Renowned Japanese knifemaker Kikuo Matsuda has been grinding blades for over 40 years and is a 5th generation knife grinder. His unique, dramatic grinds are well known throughout the knife industry. His father runs a small workshop in Seki, grinding blades for production knife makers. Kikuo joined his father's business at the age of 15 and learned the grinding technique from his father. Over the years Kikuo's skill at the grinder has become legendary. He is an avid outdoorsman with a passion for fishing, hiking, and travel. It has been Kiku's long awaited dream to make a folder in his own style, and the Subaru is the result of years of planning and research.
The Subaru is a full size folder aimed at everyday utility. The blade is made from Kikuo’s personal favorite, OU-31 stain resistant tool steel and features his hamaguri-ba (convex) grind at the tip with a hollow grind below the belly and a false edge along the top. The blade will have exceptional edge holding. OU-31 is a Japanese PM (powdered metallurgical) steel with micro fine crystalline structure that embodies many of the best attributes needed for knives. The steel is hardened to 64 Hrc (very hard!) and has more than 3 times the toughness of D2. Just pull back on the ambidextrous flipper and the razor-sharp blade rotates out of the handle on silky-smooth caged bearings.
The aircraft grade titanium handle has a sturdy frame lock and a blue anodized, non-reflective disruptive acid finish. The blue anodized custom pivot and screws add a nice finishing touch. The scales have been pierced in case a lanyard is wanted. This knife includes a custom titanium pocket clip mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
To keep the knife close at hand, Kikuo has developed a custom Kydex belt holster made by Tie Tactical.
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